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Consultant Vascular Surgeon - Varicose and Thread Vein Expert


Monday, 20 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my patients, past, present and future, as well as my colleagues a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I am looking forward to spending a few days with my lovely family and seeing the excitement on my children’s faces when they see what Santa brings!

Also, planning to see my brother and his family along with my new nephew.

How are you spending Christmas. Are your children young enough for Santa?!

But before we know it, it will be back to work and a busy New Year dealing with all kinds of vascular problems.

There is a bit of a cliché bandied around this time of year – ‘New Year, New You’. It is linked to making resolutions and the fact that the start of 2011 could be the ideal time to think about changing an aspect of your lifestyle or maybe doing something you have been putting off for a while.

This last point can be very apt when it comes to vascular conditions. It is easy to put off getting advice and information when you first see the signs of varicose veins, for instance. Maybe you have been living with this condition for a long time.

But my advice to you would be to get in touch, just for a consultation at first. You might be scared of any procedure or you might think it is too costly. But neither of these things are true – as I can explain to you.

Whether it is you, or someone you know who is suffering from discomfort, please call me and we can discuss the many options available to you.

Why not make it a New Year resolution to ensure you have great legs in time for when all this wintry weather goes!

And while we are talking about resolutions, mine is to continually improve the service I provide to all my patients and continue to develop and evaluate the latest techniques here in Cambridge.
What is your resolution??

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Why I will be offering ClariVein to my patients

After recently returning from a fact-finding mission in New York, I am delighted to announce that I am now offering the ClariVein treatment to my patients.

I am aware that I am one of the first surgeons in the whole of the UK to offer the cutting-edge technology and I can promise patients I will sit down with them and explain the whole procedure before moving forward.

The New York visit was both fascinating and insightful. I was invited, along with Beverley Hills vein surgeon Wayne Gradman, to go to the Big Apple and experience first-hand training in the new treatment from respected American surgeon, Professor Steve Elias.

To be able to see such a surgeon at work was great and allowed me to witness first-hand the benefits of ClariVein – something I wanted to do before offering the technique to patients in the UK.

I spoke with people who had benefited from ClariVein and they all said they were impressed with the simplicity of the technique and the lack of discomfort, both during and after.

In my opinion, ClariVein further simplifies the treatment of varicose veins.

As well as needing less local anaesthetic, it is even less invasive than current treatments due to the use of a special catheter which combines mechanical and chemical energy to seal off the problem vein.

For more information visit our special ClariVein page which also includes a special factsheet on the technique.

Alternatively, I am always on hand to answer any questions you might have by calling 01223 305858.

Continuing the Transatlantic theme, I was delighted to be able to recently give a lecture to professors and other doctors from Yale Medical School as part of the Cambridge-Yale Research Collaboration. Held at Trinity Hall College, my lecture was on my research into the mechanism of blood pressure control during carotid artery surgery.